Now that it's nearly two months after PRIDE month, I think now is the best time to discuss queer representation in popular media. My thoughts are as follows, it sucks...but it's getting much, much better. It should be said that in true Maeve fashion, this is a fusion of well-thought-out points and three AM thoughts.… Continue reading Bisexuality in Popular Media
How to Not to Workshop Like a Jerk.
As writers, we all dread this but desperately need this.Picture courtesy of Pexels Writers' workshops are an incredible privilege to take advantage of if you have the opportunity. It can be an in official capacity, or it can simply be a group of friends with a mutual interest in the craft. Either way, it's invaluable to writers of all experience levels. That being said,… Continue reading How to Not to Workshop Like a Jerk.
What’s in a Name?
Well, not to knock the Bard, I'm afraid there's quite a bit. For all my twenties I've operated under the pseudonym "Maeve LaFey". Now both of these are real and beautiful names, and there are likely folks out their that have this very name. My problems with this name is that I was young when… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Active vs Passive Voice
The top sentence is written in the passive voice whereas the bottom is written in the active voice. What's the Difference? Active voice in English prose involves a character (or thing) doing something whereas the passive voice describes something being done to someone or something else. This is an important distinction to make as whether you use active or passive voice can influence how your novel reads and the overall tone of… Continue reading Active vs Passive Voice
Who’s telling the Story? A Review of Narration.
You may have written the story, but who is telling it? Narrative Voice Review In writing, voice typically refers to the narrator's voice. This voice is what you use to convey the content and emotions of the story to your reader. This voice can be past or present tense and be told in first or… Continue reading Who’s telling the Story? A Review of Narration.
New Year, New Habits: 5 Writing Resolutions
"The scariest moment is always just before you start"~"On Writing" Stephen King Happy New to all of my readers! As we move into 2019 and leave 2018 behind I would like to discuss how one can write more and get more done. I'm aware that many of you are not just avid readers, but you… Continue reading New Year, New Habits: 5 Writing Resolutions
Scrivener vs Campfire:
This year was the first year in I think two years I participated in NaNoWriMo, I decided to ditch my usual approach of writing the story with only major plot points figured out and muddling through each of the characters' attempts to reach those plot points to outline this years project. I used free trials… Continue reading Scrivener vs Campfire:
10 Common Misconceptions from the Middle-Ages.
The Middle Ages or Medieval period covers a long period of time, typically acknowledged from the fall of Rome in 476 C.E to 1500 C.E. Scholars do debate these dates, but as these are dates most commonly cited, they are the dates I will use. Today we'll explore the top ten misconceptions about the middle… Continue reading 10 Common Misconceptions from the Middle-Ages.
10 ways I Manage My Mental Health
As many of you know yesterday was Mental Health Awareness day, and in honour of that I would like to talk about how I personally manage my mental health. Now my last post was about my personal struggle where I went into detail about working with both depression, generalized anxiety disorder and on top of… Continue reading 10 ways I Manage My Mental Health
Never Good Enough: Creative Work with Depression and Anxiety.
Trigger Warning: I'm writing about my struggling producing creatively and academically while grappling with mental health issues. I will be touching on suicidal thoughts. I will also link international resources below. If you are struggling your not alone. This is my story. Sorry, it's shorter than it used to be, but it's long. I have… Continue reading Never Good Enough: Creative Work with Depression and Anxiety.